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Outdoor Legal: Don’t Prepay Your Lease Unless You’ve Got a Refund Clause

Many out of home leases require lease payments annually in advance.  Is prepaid rent recoverable if a lease terminates early?  Not unless you have a refund clause.  That’s the lesson of Eujoy Realty v Wagner Communications.  Here are the facts: In 2000 Van Wagner Outdoor signed a 15 year lease with Eujoy Realty Corp in to place a billboard on a rooftop in Queens.  The rent of $96,243/year was due annually in advance.  The lease stated “Should this Lease be […]

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Company of the Day – Crossroads Outdoor

Company:  Crossroads Outdoor Headquarters: 2487 South Michigan Road, Suite E, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827 Market:  Michigan Phone: 231.683.4224 Email: info@crossroadsoutdoor.com Crossroads Outdoor has billboards throughout Michigan and covers, or at least has a presence in 25 counties including the Grand Rapids Demographic Marketing Area (DMA), Traverse City DMA and Flint DMA. Some of the more prominent cities within their footprint are Mt. Pleasant, Muskegon, Greenville, Big Rapids, Cadillac, and Ionia. Crossroads has over 645 faces including 9 digital faces. Paid Advertisement

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Nick Coston on the 2017 Digital Signage Expo

Nick Coston is an Out Of Home Consultant and Media Buyer with 20 years experience in the out of home industry.  Nick is also contributes to Billboard Insider.  Today Nick gives his impressions of the 2017 Digital Signage Expo. This was my second trip to the Digital Signage Expo, held each March in smokin’ Las Vegas. Each time I’ve had the pleasure of representing my client, AdMobilize, the Miami based computer vision company, whose booth is always one of the […]

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Proposal Could Increase TX Billboard Electric Costs

  Insider learned this week that Oncor Electric Delivery Company has filed an Application for Authority to Change Rates with the Public Utility Commission of Texas.  The overall rate increase is 7.5%.  Insider has been told, however, that the rate which impacts billboard companies (Primary DL<=10kW)  will go up by 41%.   Here’s a schedule of the proposed rate increase: Insider would like to hear from any Texas out of home companies concerning the impact of the proposed rate increase […]

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Company of the Day: Cuerden Sign Co

Company:  Cuerden Sign Co Markets: Arkansas Headquarters: PO Box 187 Conway, AR  72032-0187 Phone: 501-329-6317 Email: cuerden@swbell.net Cuerden Sign Company was founded in 1920 by Henry Cuerden.  The firm originally painted signs.  Over time it entered the neon sign and billboard business.   The firm is owned and operated by the Burton family.  Jasper Burton is President.  In addition to a sign business the firm operates a 38 face billboard plant in the following Arkansas cities:  Conway, Greenbrier, Jacksonville, Little […]

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Company of the Day – CRG Advertising

Company: CRG Advertising, LLC Market: Connecticut Phone: 860-961-4818 CRG Advertising operates 2 digital faces and 9 static faces in Connecticut.  The signs range in size from 10.5 by 22 to 14 by 60.   The firm was founded in April 2009 by Charlie Ghione after stints as an outdoor exec with NextMedia Outdoor and PNE Media. CRG Advertising has installed two Watchfire 16 mm digital billboards.   Paid Advertisement  

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Digital Billboards Help FBI Solve Another Case

FBI headquarters provided this update to the Outdoor Advertising Association of America (OAAA): “Fugitive Demeko Wells was featured on digital billboards in the Tampa, FL, area. The pressure created by the billboards influenced Wells to turn himself in the day after the billboards were posted. “After turning himself in, Wells admitted to the agents that he had seen himself on the billboards. He was arrested on March 23, 2017. The fugitive was charged with the following: Identity theft; access device […]

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Company of the Day: Couch Advertising

Company:  Couch Advertising Company Markets:  Georgia, Alabama Headquarters: 194 Pine Road, NW, Resaca, GA  30735 Phone: 706-346-5356 Couch Advertising was founded on July 28, 2003 by owner and operator Johnny Couch the former manager/Vice President of Lamar’s Rome GA plant.  The company was started as an ad agency and then transitioned into billboard ownership.  Today Couch operates 53 structures with 125  owned and managed billboard faces. Paid Advertisement

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Billboard Insider Classifieds – April 8

“I wanted to let you know that an electrician responded to our ad and we sent him out for his first job last week…Thanks so very much.”  Ellen Polansky, JGI Outdoor. Billboard Insider Classifieds work.  Our classified cost $60 for 3 months or $120 for 12 months.  To self-place your ad hit the Place Classified button on our home page menu. Appraisals Signvalue appraises billboards. Art and Creative Out of Home Creative designs billboard ads. Greg Callaham designs billboard ads. […]

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Outdoor Legal: Not Removing A Billboard At Lease Expiry Is Trespass

Did you know that it’s trespass to fail to remove a billboard when your lease expires?  That’s the point of Loukas v Clear Channel Outdoor. Clear Channel Outdoor leased a billboard in Chicago from Loukas, Inc from 1990 to 2012. In 2012 the lease expired. Clear Channel Outoor refused to remove the billboard and the billboard’s 30 foot deep footings claiming that it owned the sign but that the lease did not specifically say that it had to remove the […]

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